Saturday, December 18, 2010

Myth #4: Eating at night causes you to gain weight.

• Many diets tell you not to eat after a certain time in the evening. They say the body will store more fat because it is not burned off with any activity.


• It is not what time of the day you eat that's important, but the total amount of food you consume in a 24-hour period.

• Food choice and how much you eat as well as how much physical activity you do during the day determines whether you gain, lose or maintain weight.

• People who skip meals during the day and eat a lot in the evening are more likely to be overweight than those who eat regularly throughout the day.

• Eating regular meals helps people regulate their appetite and overall food intake.

• No matter when you eat, if you do not use all the calories that you have consumed, your body will store the extra calories as fat.

• It is a good idea to consume the bulk of your calories during the time of day that you are most active, which may be different for everyone.

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